We know that the community feels strongly that the pavilion site is developed and expanded to become a facility that can be utilised by a far larger sector of our local community. At the moment, the site is home to senior and junior football pitches along with a changing pavilion. The facilities were passed to the community many years ago as part of the leisure contributions paid by the developers of the Castlemead estate, but don’t meet the current needs of the football leagues or all the required legislation for public buildings.
The parish council has been working with a number of partners to develop potential proposals that will provide adequate changing facilities; a multi-function room that will be available for local meetings, events and indoor exercise etc; a parish store & office to enable a wider range of services to be delivered to the community; required ground-keeping and storage facilities and improved parking & access. The proposed facilities will enable a greater range of indoor and outdoor services to be delivered to the community, now and in the future. Planning permission has been obtained and we have been successful with a number of grant applications towards funding. We are currently going through a lengthy tendering process. We will keep everyone updated as we progress.
The Pitstone Neighbourhood Development Plan included aspirations to extend the site so that a floodlit court can be provided to expand the range of sports available in the village to include netball, hockey, basketball and 5-aside football. The parish council is currently working with the landowner to negotiate such an opportunity.